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Compare 28/72 and 70/9

1st number: 28/72, 2nd number: 7 7/9

28/72 is smaller than 70/9

Steps for comparing fractions

  1. Find the least common denominator or LCM of the two denominators:
    LCM of 72 and 9 is 72

    Next, find the equivalent fraction of both fractional numbers with denominator 72
  2. For the 1st fraction, since 72 × 1 = 72,
    28/72 = 28 × 1/72 × 1 = 28/72
  3. Likewise, for the 2nd fraction, since 9 × 8 = 72,
    70/9 = 70 × 8/9 × 8 = 560/72
  4. Since the denominators are now the same, the fraction with the bigger numerator is the greater fraction
  5. 28/72 < 560/72 or 28/72 < 70/9

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